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Yes, I am alive and sometimes writing

I know it's been ages since I posted, but at first nothing much was going on, and then, as I got used to not posting, I felt less and less urge to writer an entry.

Finally, I have some small writing news. Last weekend I entered the flash fiction challenge at Liberty Hall. The trigger was fairytales. I wrote "A Huff of Wind" inspired by the three little pigs. I didn't win best flash, but I did tie for first on both best characterization and best hook. :-) I also received good feedback and have ideas on how to improve it for the next draft.

This coming weekend, I'm going to Ad Astra, Toronto's SFF convention. They have a flash fiction competition, which I plan to enter. :-) This will be tough. Liberty Hall's competition is timed, but unlimited word count. Ad Astra's competition is probably timed, but is limited to 250 words. I naturally write terse, but "A Huff of Wind" was over 500 words.

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baggyk
Mar. 28th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
That's great news. Nice to have you back with such great developments.
kara_gnome
Mar. 28th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Absolutely, I think you'll do very well in the competition! It's going to be a lot of fun, no matter what.

I liked "Huff," At the library, there are so many rewrites of that fairy tale, you would not believe, but there's never enough. Several of the teachers check out all the versions to use them as an illustration on how many different ways a single story can be told.

Great humor in yours, too, lovely voice. I liked that one, it had a lot of stuff for so few words.

Too bad you're going to miss the flash this go-round, but you're going to have a great time at the con. I'm very curious to hear about how your story does, don't forget to tell us *g*
mmarques
Mar. 31st, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Humor usually happens accidentally with me, and I think more of my writing could use a touch of humor. I attended a panel at the con today about writing comedy (and adding comedy to writing). Someone recommended a book by Steve Martin, which I'll have to check out.
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